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Crown Sydney casino opens – another beacon for criminals looking to launder dirty money

Crown Resorts’ striking new A$2 billion casino on Sydney’s Barangaroo Point opens its doors to gamblers for the first time this week.

But only if they are “VIPs”.

Its licence to operate remains conditional, after being found unfit to run a casino by the inquiry headed by former Supreme Court judge Patrica Bergin.

  • Alex Simpson
  • The Conversation

Victorian and Western Australian inquiries into Crown’s Melbourne and Perth casinos reached the same conclusion.

Agreements have been made, directors have resigned, major shareholder James Packer has divested, and US private equity player Blackstone Group has taken over.

But will this be enough to stop the…

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